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Grateful Dead Live at Springfield Civic Center on 1974-06-30


Topics Live concert


Don't Ease Me In, Black Throated Wind, Peggy-O, Jack Straw, Loser, Greatest Story Ever Told, Cumberland Blues, Dire Wolf, Playin' In The Band-> Uncle John's Band-> Playin' In The Band Phil & Ned*, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Big River, Scarlet Begonias, El Paso, U.S. Blues-> Truckin'-> Eyes Of The World-> Stella Blue, Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> One More Saturday Night


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Springfield Civic Center
Location Springfield, MA

Source Audience Recording: AKG D-1000E mics
Lineage AudMC > DAT > WAV > SHN Recorded 1st level off floor, audience right, roughly center court with 2 hand held AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON
Taped by Jerry Moore
Transferred by Mark Cohen

Notes

AudMC > DAT > WAV > SHN Recorded by Jerry Moore, 1st level off floor, audience right,
roughly center court with 2 hand held AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON. Analog > DAT by Mark Cohen encoding Noah Weiner gdADT Round #16

Reviews

Reviewer: Doumor - - July 28, 2006
Subject: June 74
This show has everything I love about spring/summer '74 shows -- playing and singing that were at the same time introspective and intense, set-lists with both country/bluegrass and jazz flavours, and generally relaxed atmosphere on stage and in the audience.

This AUD recording is as good as any from the era. The sound is airy and the mix is generally good. As with all AUDs, audience noise is a part of the listening experience, but there's not much on this recording.

It's difficult list highlights because there are a lot of very interesting musical moments -- particularly in Jerry's playing (for example, his noodling on Greatest Story shows his love of Miles Davis, and he takes Playing in the Band right into outer space. The band covers a lot of my personal favourites with only one or two songs I'm not big on.

If you like shows from spring/summer of '74, and if you like AUDs, this bud's for you!

Reviewer: Jim F - - November 24, 2004
Subject: Slpknot.
See 2/23/74, and 6/20/74 for more slipknot hints. I think there are more, yet more subtle inferences, throughout the year possibly.

I found this show a little below average for the period (june 74). The first set has some nice song selections, and the Playin is nice, typical '74. But the second set to me is just average. Not bad by any means, but not near as hot as 6/18, or the 2 shows on 6/26 and 6/28. I think the band may have been a little tired by the end of the tour. I should note I have the sbd and have not listened to this aud source, but wanted to reply to the last review.
Reviewer: Tom Dewey - - November 24, 2004
Subject: Listen closely for early Slipknot doodle.
I meant to post this on the other version available here. It's a better recording.
This show was my first live tape. Got it about 6 months after the show. It was the first of many hundred to follow. Some great jazzy, spacey stuff here during Playin'.
The Slipknot doodle is about 40 seconds into the second round of Playing in the Band (Right after Uncle John's). Is anyone aware of any other early remnants of this Blues for Allah stuff in '74?
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